Collision — claim forms — extension of time

The NIYAZI S collided with the STOLT KESTRAL near the port of Liverpool on 10 October 2010. Claimant owners of the STOLT KESTRAL issued an in rem claim form on 9 October 2012, just prior to expiry of the two-year time limit.

The NIYAZI S remained out of the jurisdiction and so on 10 December 2013 the claimant applied to add four sister-ship defendants to the in rem proceedings. On 11 December 2013, they also issued an in personam claim form.

Following various applications, the court was asked to determine the following issues…

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